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From passion to obsession. BNO IMG LAB presents artists who do not distinguish between living to work and working to live. Artists who are unstoppable when it comes to their great love for images, products, and ideas. Artists who do not put a brake on themselves or their creations, but where does this unbridled love for the design profession come from?

20:00 – 22:00
also this evening

Pop-in expo: Eduard Böhtlingk

18:00 - 19:30 Thursday Bite

19:30 - 21:30 Thursday Night Workshop: Maarten Bel

20:00 - 21:30 Herenboeren Rotterdam 

Museum open until 21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standard€ 7,50
Students, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75
Thursday Bite€ 7,50

Studio Neck

Studio Mals makes colourful, imaginative and stylistic films and illustrations. Their work is tangible and preferably handmade with a conceptual approach, in which food and machines often play a leading role. 

Florentine Hofman

Florentijn Hofman is known for his playful, large works of art, with which he takes over the public space. He became well-known all over the world with his Rubber Duck, a strongly enlarged inflatable yellow rubber duck that has floated around Europe, Asia and Australia.

Rubes Steaman

Ruben Steeman is a graphic designer but draws his whole life with great creative urge. Since 2002, every evening, even when he is busy, sick, broke or nauseous, he has been drawing something related to that day. This resulted in thousands of drawings and a very thick book. Inspiration doesn't exist according to him, a lot of flying hours do.

Klaas Kuiken

Klaas Kuiken is a product designer, although in his workshop he looks more like a curious inventor. His work comes from a fascination with how to bring together the worlds of craftsmanship and mass production. His view of materials, production techniques and production processes is refreshing, surprising and charming.

Thursday Bite

Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:00 Het Nieuwe Café will serve soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for € 7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link.

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.